Monday, September 24, 2012


The first of this month Terry and I parted company for a while..... Terry went with his son, Matt, to do a little bear hunting and, of course, I headed home to Utah.  The bear hunt was successful as was a wonderful visit with my family--happy birthday fun with Lori, pool time and visiting with my lovely, Miss Whitney.  We miss our Braxdon who celebrated number 11!!! After getting back together we headed to Red Fish Lake with our friends for a few days and back to Sun Valley as Terry's dad had a little knee surgery. Off this weekend for softball tourney in Las Vegas and the month is over. Good grief. Someone just told me aging is like a roll of toilet paper.....the closer you get to the end the faster it does that have to be soooo true?!

Thursday, September 20, 2012



The end of August we took the older grand kids, Hallie and Ryker, on a little holiday before school resumed. Year two of this fun tradition took us to Heber, Utah and The Homestead. Whitney was able to get us a delightful room for a reasonable rate and we enjoyed our stay immensely. The kids could have spent the whole time in the swimming were becoming quite accomplished at diving and flips by the time we left.  Our many activities included a tour of The Joseph Smith Memorial building with accompanying movie, temple square and the conference center. Swimming. Lovely morning breakfasts on the golf course patio as well as feeding the ducks and fish. Swimming. Ride on the Heber Creeper and Dairy Keen. Shopping and a trip to the Winter Sports Park. Swimming. Feeding the goats. Yummy pizza at the Zermatt. Swimming. Campfire branding and stories. Swimming. Topped the trip off with a stop at the Packer Pool for some family fun time, BBQ and, yes, more swimming. AWESOME!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Someone had a BIG birthday in August. We celebrated at his chosen spot, Red Fish Lake. Terry you are something special and very unique. You make life fun and meaningful.  Cheers to many more years. I love you with all my heart.

WICKED aka Girl's Weekend...

Fun girl's weekend..... Michelle came from Hawaii and Melissa and I joined her for a few days of girl time in Salt Lake City. Oh, I love my city! Whit joined us for some time as well as Grandma Miller and Connie. There was lots of eating involved... and shopping... and staying up late visiting.  Pedicures, movie and the icing on the cake....seeing Wicked. It was great. The girl's were great. Should be the start of a TRADITION for sure.


Terry has a brother from another mother and his name is Marvin Wu. He was our delightful friend and tour director in China. We traveled China with Marvin and always had so much fun. He actually "got" American humor and so he and Terry were entertainment at its finest. He called him brother and me, "sister-in-law." Always puts a smile on my I can hear his voice in the back of my head. The first of August he came to the U.S. for a visit and we took him to Southern Utah for a few days. The Goodrichs joined us and what a great reunion! Marvin is not an emotional personal and he had tears leaving his brother it was so touching. We love him.